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    Simon McBurney’s five-star production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute returns to the English National Opera’s London Coliseum following previous sold-out seasons. A timeless classic that follows the adventures of a Prince and a bird-catcher, the sumptuous opera contains themes of love, enlightenment and the search for truth.

    This seminal opera has been performed regularly since its original premiere in 1791. The symbolism in the story lends itself to adaptation, and McBurney gives it a highly visual staging through animation and design. The Magic Flute follows Prince Tamino and his companion Papageno the bird-catcher on their quest to rescue the beautiful Pamina from her powerful and manipulative mother, the Queen of the Night. Three mysterious women assist them on the way.

    Casting includes Rupert Charlesworth as Tamino, Lucy Crowe as Pamina and Thomas Oliemans as Papageno. Other roles are played by Brindley Sherratt, Jonathan Lemalo, Julia Bauer, David Ireland, Daniel Norman, Eleanor Dennis, Samantha Price, Katie Stevenson, Rowan Pierce and David Webb.

    Ben Gernon and Chris Hopkins conduct the production, with Simon McBurney directing. McBurney received an OBE in 2005 after decades of ground-breaking theatre work. He has won an Olivier Award, two Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards, and other awards in Europe. With movement by Josie Daxter, the production features set design by Michael Levine, costume design by Nicky Gilliband, lighting design by Jean Calman, sound design by Gareth Fry and video design by Finn Ross.

    A well-known opera featuring the soaring score of Mozart, The Magic Flute is catapulted into the contemporary, in a five-star production that earned previous praise from audiences and critics alike. Featuring as part of the ENO’s new season, the show plays at the London Coliseum from 14 March to 11 April 2019.

    Performance dates: 11 Apr 2019 - 11 Apr 2019

    Running time: 2 hours 55 minutes

    Age recommendation: No under 5's

    Special notice: Those interested in contemporary theatre won’t want to miss this five-star opera directed by Simon McBurney. One of the best-known opera, this is also a great chance for first-time theatregoers to discover something new.

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    Latest Audience Reviews

    A wonderful modern interpretation of this Mozart classic. The staging and the general production was... More

    AlexPhillips 12 Apr 2019

    A wonderful modern interpretation of this Mozart classic. The staging and the general production was brilliantly done, and it was all very engaging. The modern costumes added to the humour of the opera. The singers were excellent, and the playfulness with the orchestra really brought it to life.

    AlexPhillips 12 Apr 2019

    I had never seen this Opera before but knew the music and was eager to see it performed. I thought the... More

    yvetteb 15 Mar 2019

    I had never seen this Opera before but knew the music and was eager to see it performed. I thought the performances were excellent, the English translation was very good and really captured the witty and bawdy nature of parts of the piece. The modern touches to set and the use of a projector throughout I thought were clever along with a floating centre piece that was used ingeniously. My only criticism is that it was all a bit too minimalist for me, and it would have been nice to see more fantastical costume and set, but that’s just my personal taste.

    yvetteb 15 Mar 2019

    This was my first opera I've seen and i really enjoyed it! Having it sung in english made it a lot easier... More

    albuspotter Top 50 reviewer23 Mar 2019

    This was my first opera I've seen and i really enjoyed it! Having it sung in english made it a lot easier to follow and the creativity of the set design and music was a joy to watch.

    albuspotter Top 50 reviewer23 Mar 2019

    I enjoyed the show as it was directed with humour and zest and it is almost impossible not to love Mozart's... More

    ashap 12 Apr 2019

    I enjoyed the show as it was directed with humour and zest and it is almost impossible not to love Mozart's Magic Flute. However the singing was really disappointing. Apart from the singer interpreting Pamina, the voices were weak.

    ashap 12 Apr 2019

    Contemporary in English. I was able to follow what was happening. Really funny and enjoyable. My 11 year... More

    sarahh25 10 Apr 2019

    Contemporary in English. I was able to follow what was happening. Really funny and enjoyable. My 11 year old was enthralled from beginning to end.

    sarahh25 10 Apr 2019

    I loved the music, actors and musicians were brilliant, I just didn't enjoy much the contemporary adaptation... More

    inakranich 16 Mar 2019

    I loved the music, actors and musicians were brilliant, I just didn't enjoy much the contemporary adaptation of the opera. I would appreciate it better if the costumes and general set up were from the Mozart times.

    inakranich 16 Mar 2019
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